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DC CFAR investigators are highly active in local, national and international HIV/AIDS research.  Learn more about the latest research and funding news. 



New Publication from DC CFAR HIV Cure SWG Community Lead, Riko Boone, MSW, MPH

September 12, 2019

DC CFAR HIV Cure SWG member Cheriko (Riko) Boone, MSW, MPH published a letter to the editor of the Journal of Infectious Diseases August 2019 entitled 

DC CFAR Developmental Core Co-Director, Dr. Sylvia Silver, Awarded AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource Grant from NIH

September 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Sylvia Silver (GW), was recently awarded a National Instititues of Health (NIH) grant renewal for the "AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR)".

New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Tamara Taggart

September 05, 2019

DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Tamara Taggart published an article in JIAS August 2019 entitled "Getting youth PrEPared: adolescent consent laws and implications for the availability of PrEP among youth in countries outside of the United States".

DC CFAR Investigator, Dr. Nina Yamanis, Receives Promotion and Tenure at American University

September 03, 2019

We are pleased to announce that DC CFAR member, Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis, was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at the School of International Service, American University.

HIV Nurse Navigation Program Chosen as Meeting HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Best Practices Criteria

August 26, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Octaviana Hemmy Asamsama, NurseNavigator Alpha Tessema and DC CFAR investigators Drs. Leah Squires and Debra Benator who reported in the 2017 publication "HIV Nurse Navigation: Charting the Course to Improve Engagement in Care and HIV Virologic Suppression" which was benefited from data from the DC Cohort, has been chosen as meeting HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Best Practices Criteria for Evidence-Informed Structural Interventions.

New Publication from DC CFAR Developmental Core Director, Dr. Michael Bukrinsky

August 26, 2019

DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Michael Bukrinsky (GW) along with authors from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia published an article in PLOS Pathogens July 2019 entitled "Exosomes containing HIV protein Nef reorganize lipid rafts potentiating inflammatory response in bystander cells".

DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core Director, Dr. Sergei Nekhai, Named PI of a P50 for the CHaRM Program

August 19, 2019

DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core Director, Dr. Sergei Nekhai, has been named PI for the Center For Hemoglobin Research in Minorities (CHaRM) program at Howard University.

DC CFAR Investigators, Dr. Rachel Scott and Dr. Dan Wang, Awarded Georgetown Dean's Toulmin Pilot Project Award

August 19, 2019

DC CFAR investigators, Dr. Rachel Scott and Dr. Dan Wang, were awarded a Georgetown University Dean's Toulmin Pilot Project Award for the project entitled "Placental Microvasculature in Pregnancies Complicated by HIV".

Post-IAS Conference on HIV Sciences held July 21-24, 2019

August 14, 2019

The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Sciences meeting presents critical and influential HIV research featuring innovative practices. 

New R21 Awarded to DC CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Director, Lisa Bowleg, PhD

August 01, 2019

We are pleased to announce that DC CFAR investigator, Lisa Bowleg, PhD, along with DC CFAR co-investigators Shawnika Hull, PhD, Tamara Taggart, PhD, MPH, and Ana Maria del Rio Gonzalez, PhD, MA, DC CFAR CAB member Ron Simmons, PhD as a consultant and collaborators from the University of Mississippi have recently been awarded an R21 from the National Institute Of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

DC CFAR Investigator Leah Varga, PhD (DC Health) Receives a 2019 CFAR Adelante Award

July 18, 2019

Please join us in congratulating DC CFAR investigator Leah Varga, PhD (DC Health) as the recipient of a 2019 

Dr. Sari Reisner to Join the DC CFAR in January 2020

July 08, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sari Reisner will be joining the DC CFAR in January 2020. Dr.

Dr. Sanjay Maggirwar Named as Chair of the GW Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine

June 25, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sanjay Maggirwar has been named as Chair of the GW Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine. Dr.